"Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit"(1). God sees all things at once in time
and when He encourages us to "wait on My voice", He is saying I have already seen your destiny and outcome ...
and I will guide you if you will honor, trust and believe in Me and My sovereignty ... "as it is written, Eye hath not
seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that
love him"(2). God sees, knows, foreknew and will know all things before they occur ... as He sits upon the circle
of the earth(3) as well as when He stands at your side. In the coming days it will not be a time to look to our own
strength, as many do today ... for our strength will ebb, change, fail, and become increasingly subject to a cast of
vagaries lurking in the shadows of the 'powers and forces the world' ... "For our struggle is not against flesh and
blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual
forces of evil in the heavenly realms"(4). Change is the byword for the 21st Century and the more we change the
more Christ remains the same ... "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever"(5) and "For I am the
Lord, I change not;"(6). Our sense of calm should come from the knowledge that, 'He finished the end before He
began the beginning'.
As the complexity of living in these days increases, man seems to be turning more and more to his own problem
solving strategies, e.g., state sponsored lotteries, legislated relaxation of moral absolutes, right to die court rulings,
abortion on demand statutes, same-sex 'rights' ordinances and political or judicial solutions to replace declining
allegiance to Judeo-Christian commandments (for righteous living). Not only must we totally depend and rely on
God's omniscience, but we must also fully trust in the death (propitiation) of His Son for forgiveness of our sin,
eternal life and deliverance from strongholds of unrighteousness that permeate the natural world in which we live.
Christ is our only 'hope' and 'shield' against the powers that would deceive us into reliance on our own
self-sufficiency and sense of independent truth. Jesus Christ is the only 'door' and gateway to the Father, His
throne room, and the Father's grace and mercy and His offering of eternal life ... anyone preaching 'another'
doorway to the Father is preaching 'another gospel' and the consequences for such are spelled out in Gal. 1:8.
Our fellowship with the Lord and knowledge of His omniscient sovereignty (all knowing supreme authority) are two of
the greatest gifts we can share with someone else, particularly unbelievers. Spend not all of your time, fellowship
and ministering with believers only. "If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? ... And if you
greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?"(7). The secular
assurances and certainties man has trusted in are beginning to be shaken and those that are followers and disciples
of Christ have an awesome responsibility to share His truth and sovereignty in this day! If we will wait on His
voice, He surely will not disappoint nor leave one without the desires of the heart; but first "Delight yourself also
in the Lord"(8) for it is a precondition for Him to be able to grant our desires. Hearing, waiting on and knowing
His voice will be three of the primary elements in discerning genuine last-day proclamations by the Holy Spirit
from counterfeit deceptions emanating from the enemy's camp ... and these deceptions are already apparent in
many a quarter of the earthly realm. His sheep know His voice ... make certain you also know His voice for the
masquerading spirits of the end-time are being released as we speak and their primary mission is to deceive the
believer, by whatever means available. Don't let one of those means be your unfamiliarity with His Voice !
Jon D. Hannum, Ph.D.
Amen Ministries of Austin
(1) Ps. 147:5 (2) 1 Cor. 2:9-Kjv, Isa. 64:4 (3) See Isa. 40:22 (4) Eph. 6:12 (5) Heb. 13:8 (6) Mal. 3:6 (7) Matt. 5:46-47)
(8) Ps. 37:4.